About Sunshine State
Sunshine State is your vacation spot on the comics page! A place to go when the news is bad or the weather is cold. A place to leave the troubles of the day behind and enjoy a warm breeze and a cool drink. Join Mel, Dink, Liz and Paul on their excursions of whimsy as they try to navigate the increasingly technological encroachment of the 21st century. So kick off your shoes and slip on your flip flops, it's time to have some "FUN IN THE SUN”!
MEL: The affable alligator who is not against change...he just doesn’t believe in it. He figures gators haven’t changed in 30 million year so why start now! He would rather lay in the sun and dream than do just about anything. He is addicted to conch fritters and woe to anyone that takes the last one!!
DINK: The pelican who is Mel’s best friend. Where Mel is conservative and doesn’t like change, Dink is progressive, cutting edge and loves the latest technology. they are the oddest of couples but the best of friends. Dink’s darkest secret? He loves 70’s disco!
LIZ: The female voice of the strip and therefore she is the voice of reason amongst the boy’s nonsense. She loves poetry and literature and rumor has it... she has a “thing” for Mel.
RAY: The manatee and jovial owner of Ray’s Tiki Bar, the local watering hole where everyone eventually goes. Ray is the eyes and ears of the beach. If something is happening...he knows about it. He has NEVER bought a round.
PAUL: The irascible pametto bug. Giant in size and temper, but underneath that hard shell beats a poets heart. !